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Old Nov 23, 2011, 06:29 AM
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RG, Not sure what is next. Have a bunch of restorations to work on and a few new potential builds that I need to contact.
And there is the potential this guy will want his other two tug boats modeled.
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 10:08 PM
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Jerome, NICE JOB!!

You do need to build one RC, and try to keep as much of the detail as possible, while making it easy to handle on a regular basis. Fender it, and reinforce things, so you can do tug ragattas. I also know the feeling of: as much as you like what you have created, you are happy to see it go to it's home. Thank's for letting us see it. CaptCB
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 01:39 AM
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Jerome,

Excellent!!

A couple of questions;

Your AFT Deck Winch;

Did you have plans or just scratchbuilt it?
The cable; What did you use? Wire or rope?
For the cable eye end; What did you use?

Thank you.

Tug Hercules
Fireman - Rick
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 07:25 AM
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Rick, It's all scratch built.
Seeing that a few are interested in this winch I'll draw up a plan and post it here.
It's super easy. The cable is nylon twine/line. It was bright white, I stained it dark grey, then a light stain of light brown(rust) and then a rub of a #2 pencil to give it the steel look. The cable end is a piece of plastruct rod. Flatten the end both sides, drill and carve out the "eye" with a #11 xacto and drill the other end to accept the line, a bit of glue and some grey paint to make it look galvinised.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 07:53 AM
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Jerome Sooooooooooo outstanding beautiful work
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:51 AM
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Thanks Jerry!
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 01:42 AM
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Great build! Looks very real
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 02:36 PM
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I've wanted to launch Patricia Winslow as most of you konw.
So this afternoon I took to it and came out with these.
She looks real good!
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 12:28 AM
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She looks great on the water.
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 07:22 AM
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I second that she looks great on the water.

I have to say, you could have sold me that it was the real thing if there were just a small group of people on deck and in the pilot house.

Great Job, really looks real. Like your use of sheet lead - I have several sheets of it and never thought about using it as Ballast low in the Bilge.

This has been a great thread and look forward to the winch drawing.

Happiness,
Rich
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Jerome, this one looks real !
The lake shots are great.
Q: Not until I saw the pic of the model wet and on the table did I notice the perforated bars ( ? ) below the anti roll chines at the keel line ...
For cooling ?
The real Tug has these ?
Do you know how they work mechanically ( pipes running through them, etc ).
Thanks, Tim
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 01:52 PM
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one mighty fine looking tug when placed on the water!
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Hi Jerome

I have just had the pleasure of reading your build from start to finish The build is a credit to you and an inspiration for beginers like me. I look forward to seeing your winch plan ...... and would ask Santa for a hull but you said it's New Year for them. Loved the photos, especially those on the water.

Regards Dave
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 07:05 AM
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Thanks all!
Tim, The things your talking about are keel coolers for the main engines on the actual boat. I do believe there are pipes running back and forth inside these protective enclosures.
Winch plan should be ready in a day or two.
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 10:10 AM
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Thanks all!
Tim, The things your talking about are keel coolers for the main engines on the actual boat. I do believe there are pipes running back and forth inside these protective enclosures.
Winch plan should be ready in a day or two.
Thanks ! very interesting......
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